Construction Process Planning and Management: An Owner ’ s Guide to Successful Projects potx

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[...]... fabrications such as steel railings and stairs ■ Visual inspections and torque tests for some structural-steel bolt connections ■ Pull-test to assure that hangers and rods encased in concrete are secure (Remember those connections that failed to hold the concrete slabs above the travel lanes in Boston s Big Dig?) ■ Measure the thickness, density, and bond strength of sprayed-on fireproofing applied to structural-steel... architectural firms can furnish all of these services, they may be able to provide sources for an owner to tap into The AIA defines architect services in six basic categories: ■ Design services—architectural, civil (sitework), structural, mechanical, electrical—the basics ■ Landscape and interior-design services ■ Evaluation and planning services such as surveying an owner s existing facilities to provide spatial... approach to design and construction is possible In this case, an owner can hire a consultant to represent him or her These consulting firms have experience in all phases of the construction process and can be hired for specific phases They can work with the architect during design development to comment on costs versus design, and they can work with the owner during the bidding process to interview prospective... first of many decisions an owner must make The architect s team can provide a number of services beyond the basic preparation of the project plans and specifications, and as the owner begins to discuss the project requirements, he or she should review in-house capabilities to determine if the basic “plans and specs” scope of work should be expanded to include other services that extend through construction. .. reveal rows of aspiring architects hunched over their drawing boards preparing hand-drawn designs, erasers at hand, moving T-squares and plastic triangles to form the shape of their structure Today, the pens and pencils, T-squares, triangles, and erasers have been replaced by powerful computers and specialized software programs The only noise emanating from those work stations are the mouse clicks and printers... than permanent financing Owners using design-build report fewer change orders—another plus to this project-delivery system But design-build is not for everyone; it requires an owner to have a specific detailed plan in place and experienced staff on hand to manage the process from the owner s standpoint; in some instances, state laws do not permit design-build projects There are a number of firms that specialize... testing of cylinders ■ Verification of concrete-slab flatness and finish tolerance (This is important when an automated warehouse is being built and extremely flat floors are required for the operation of the robotic or automated equipment.) ■ If posttensioned slabs are designed, recording and verifying stressing operations and sampling and inspection of posttensioning strands For structural steel and miscellaneous... engaged to assist in the design, the construction, or both, stages of the project Some consider the hiring of a CM during the design stage to be most important because this is where these professionals can bring their knowledge of costs and means and methods of construction to bear as they work with the designers to produce the most cost-effective project CM services are divided into two basic phases: design... party to the construction process Concerns about architects and engineers included the following: ■ Owners stated that architects and engineers do whatever makes the owner happy, often at the expense of the contractor ■ Architects and engineers need to express fairness when dealing with contractors or making decisions that affect the owner ■ Design professionals knowingly issue plans and specifications... spatial comparisons with the new facility ■ Project financing assistance, site analysis, and development planning ■ Bidding or negotiation services—furnishing bid documents, addenda, and responses to contractor questions ■ Analysis of alternates and value-engineering proposals submitted by bidders, bid evaluations, and contract selection and award 20 CHAPTER 2 Selecting and working with an architect ■ . class="bi x0 y0 w0 h0" alt="" Construction Process Planning and Management An Owner ’ s Guide to Successful Projects Sidney M. Levy AMSTERDAM•BOSTON•HEIDELBERG•LONDONNEW. boards preparing hand-drawn designs, erasers at hand, moving T-squares and plastic triangles to form the shape of their structure. Today, the pens and
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